VIDEO: Local Premiere on the way for Windsor Made Film
A unique project from local filmmaker is coming home.
Last Call was shot in Windsor and will premiere at the Chrysler Theatre this month. The story follows the deeply alone and depressed Scott, played by Daved Wilkins. Scott attempts to call a suicide prevention hotline, but accidentally calls a janitor named Beth, played by Sarah Booth.
Writer and Director Gavin Michael Booth sat down to talk about the film with AM800's Patty Handysides on the Afternoon News.
He says the unique angle of the story is all 77-minutes are shot in a single take using a split screen.
"We roll the camera, yell action, then the entire movie plays out before we yell cut. Then we doubled the amount of work by adding the split screen so you're actually watching two sides of the story come together at the same time." says Booth. "At the Chrysler Theatre, where we having our premiere, we recorded the score for the film live, so the score was done live in one take as well as the movie."
The Film currently holds an 8.1 rating on the Internet Movie Data Base after 39 reviews — Booth says it's also faring well on the festival circuit.
"We've been to film festivals between Los Angeles and Italy and it's heading to Sweden next week," says Booth. "We've been very fortunate that we have a track record of winning an award at every festival we've been to so far. It's been a heck of a journey and we're excited to bring it home to Windsor."
Last Call will be shown on Sept. 21 at the Chrysler Theatre. Tickets are on sale now via the theatre's box office.